ge·​lat·​i·​nous | \ jə-ˈlat-nəs How to pronounce gelatinous (audio) , -ˈla-tə-nəs \

Definition of gelatinous

1 : resembling gelatin or jelly : viscous a gelatinous precipitate
2 : of, relating to, or containing gelatin

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Other Words from gelatinous

gelatinously adverb
gelatinousness noun

Examples of gelatinous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s this gelatinous, beautiful, transparent, glowing thing with wings. Rachel Handler, Vulture, 10 June 2021 Normally invisible, this gelatinous creature becomes iridescent when it is disturbed. Leslie Nemo, Scientific American, 8 June 2021 Ninja Gaiden, the gaming public quickly grew lusty for its razor-tight combos, unrelenting difficulty curve, and oodles of gelatinous gore. Luke Winkie, Vulture, 29 May 2021 The bone is roasted until the marrow takes on the unctuous, semi-gelatinous texture of high-fat, room temperature butter, while the chimichurri keeps each bite from feeling overwhelmingly rich. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Apr. 2021 The females lay eggs that are contained in a gelatinous mass., 24 Mar. 2021 Females deposit eggs in a gelatinous mass on the dorsal surface of leaves hanging above streams, near the tip. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 Unfortunately, my untrained legs became gelatinous some miles back. Marina Gomberg, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Jan. 2021 But many more gelatinous deep-sea species are bereft of such bladders, as well as the musculature needed to press against them. Sabrina Imbler, New York Times, 10 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of gelatinous

1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Jun 2021

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“Gelatinous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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ge·​lat·​i·​nous | \ jə-ˈlat-nəs How to pronounce gelatinous (audio) , -ˈla-tə- \

Kids Definition of gelatinous

: resembling gelatin or jelly The mushrooms had a gelatinous texture.


ge·​lat·​i·​nous | \ jə-ˈlat-nəs, -ᵊn-əs How to pronounce gelatinous (audio) \

Medical Definition of gelatinous

1 : resembling gelatin or jelly : viscous
2 : of, relating to, or containing gelatin

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